Saturday, 17 December 2011

Blessed Pilgrimage


A fifth pillar in the religion of Islam,
A duty compulsory for those who can,
A land of holiness and history I yearn to be brought to,
To make prostration to the creator who I will return to,
Zamzam water quenching not just a physical thirst,
But bringing a fresh outlook, and a spiritual burst,
Allowing me to correct and realise,
Any weaknesses that have limited my mind’s eye.

To obey without question and to love without fear,
The aim of my existence I hope to bring near,
Not limited by the wealth you own,
But if the invitation is written for you to enter this blessed home.

A dream I wish to fulfill,
A goal I hope to achieve,
Given to creation to act upon,
For those who truly believe,
A life-changing experience that I pray
Will change me to my core,
Which has changed so many that have made this blessed pilgrimage,
So many times before.

A time for Reflection

If I Could

If I could talk to a rose, I’d ask the secret to its beauty,
If I could talk to the moon, I’d ask how it captivates so many,
If I could talk to time, I’d ask why are you in a rush to go?
But there are things in life we were never meant to know.

We were created with the capacity to question our lives,
To contemplate our creation, reflect on our design,
However there are limits to the human mind,
Events only clear with the passing of time.

You are not burdened beyond your scope,
Trials you are given, He knows you can cope,
Fully aware, All-Seeing and Hearing,
Tests designed for you, you should have no fear in,
Seek strength from Him alone; seek His guidance & mercy,
In the darkness of the night, cry out urgent pleas:

For a grateful heart at all costs,
A patient soul when all seems lost,
A tongue that brings benefit or remains closed,
The secrets you have not to be exposed,
The strength to face each day with determination,
And persevere in your unique destination.

The questions that don’t have answers should not fill our days,
Place your trust in your Lord, who guides your way,
Live life with gratitude and give thanks for your blessings,
Don’t dwell on what you can’t change, pray for what tomorrow brings,

Let the rose bring joy with its beauty
Let the moon bring wonder with its shine
Let the dial on the clock keep ticking, as we reflect on the mystery of time.